Archive for February, 2012

  • Feedback Sports: Sport-Mechanic Work Stand

    feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

    feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

    As soon as I started commuting by bicycle nearly 5 years ago when I moved to Burlington, I wanted a stand that easily allowed me to work on bikes with fenders. Now I know what you’re thinking…WTF is he talking about? What do fenders have to do with anything and repair stands? Well, for 4 years or so while racing, I primarily used a Park Tools Team Race Stand (The PRS-20). This stand was designed to clamp the bike by the fork dropouts, saving your lightweight scandium or carbon frame from the evil carbon-crushing jaw clamp. However, it doesn’t play nicely with fenders. Plus, adjusting the quick release each time is a hassle.

    So for years I’d been dreaming of a repair stand from Feedback Sports, as one of my former team mates had one (of which I was secretly envious) and the other day I was lucky enough to receive a Sport-Mechanic model. If only my mind was read more often? Well, maybe not.

    Upon opening the box, I immediately ditched the setup instructions and had it up in 30 seconds. Very easy to fold/unfold, not to mention very lightweight for how sturdy it feels. One of my favorite features off the bat is the clamp which allows you to secure your bike by simply turning the dial clock or counterclockwise – simple and easy. I killed two birds with one stone here and decided to use this as an opportunity to install my MRP Chainguide. Check out the rest of my thoughts on the Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Stand below and get a closer look at the details!


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  • 1974 Masi Gran Criterium MC64 #10

    1974 Masi Gran Criterium mc64

    A gorgeous 1974 Masi Gran Criterium MC64, and the 10th to have been produced.  This bike is in pristine condition, and not just for its age. I wonder if it ever saw the road? It  belonged to none-other than David White, however, he sold it. I really love the pin-striping and custom painted Campagnolo bits.  Make sure to check out the rest of this bike below.


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  • The Set BMX: East Coast Trip

    EAST COAST TRIP from The Set on Vimeo.

    The Set‘s summer East Coast trip edit, this one’s making me want warm weather really badly!

    “12 days of summer with Brad Simms, Kym Grosser an injured Corey Bohan, Levi Jackonia, Calvin Kosovich, Chris ODonell, Callan Stibbards, Troy Charlesworth, TM Marc Urlich & photographer Brandon Means getting loose in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Letting the good times roll! Here’s some of what went down when it wasn’t raining or flooding.”

  • Sixpoint x Wheelmen & Co Nanokeg Holster

    sixpoint brewery wheelmen co nanokeg

    If you read my previous Brew Review, you’d know I’m a fan of Sixpoint Brewery‘s offerings. Just have a look at the ‘nanokeg’ holster, produced in collaboration with Wheelmen & Co.


  • Danny MacAskill 2012 Video: Presented by Lezyne

    You already know Danny MacAskill rips, but this video presented by Lezyne gives a great look into the man behind the bike and how he got to where he is today. Some amazing riding as usual (mountain biking too), definitely a must-watch.


    Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Stu Thomson
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  • Kish SS MTB

    kish ss mtb mountain bike

    For the past 20 years, Jim Kish has been building frames out of North Carolina under the name of Kish Bikes. He started working with titanium far before most builders, and that definitely shows in some of his Ti bikes.

    In the early 90s, Jim was working as a bicycle tour leader and it was then that his two passions, cycling and engineering, would soon collide as a bicycle frame builder. When he’s not building beautiful bicycles like this Kish Singlespeed Mountain Bike, he’s an engineering instructor at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and also teaches at UBI.

    Browse through these gorgeous details below. Oh, and happy Friday.


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  • Animal Bikes: Vinnie Sammon-Lost Footage

    Vinnie Sammon Lost Footage 2002 from Animal Bikes on Vimeo.

    Vinnie Sammon’s lost footage from 2002 via Animal Bikes.


  • Thursday Brew Review #1: Sixpoint Resin

    sixpoint brewery resin

    I was thinking the other day about how many fine beers we see here in Burlington, VT and said to myself “Why not share what I’m drinking each week?” Yeah, why not? (disclaimer, I’m no expert – I just like beer)

    So the first beer I’d like to feature is Sixpoint Brewery of Brooklyn’s “Resin” – a hoppy & potent brew that’ll really creep up on ya. While trying to make a decision on beer earlier this week, I convinced myself that $8.50ish for 4 16 oz cans quality beer was a deal. Well when I got home, I realized I’d purchased 4 12 oz cans but after the first sip, I was immediately reassured that I still got a deal; this beer was worth it.

    At 103 IBU & 9.1% ABV for just a 12 oz can, this beer will get you loose. Don’t get me wrong, it has flavor too. The beer is dry hopped with the most mature of hops.  Once they’re plump and swollen with resin they’re added to the mix, releasing essential oils and resins into the brew. The first few sips remind me of a double IPA with a strong “citrussy” flavor.

    I definitely recommend this beer to you if you’re a hop lover or an IPA head craving a little more flavor. Overall, I’d have to say this is one my favorite beers yet (only second to the locally-infamous Heady Topper). Check back next week to see what I’m drinking then or if you’ve got any good suggestions, shoot me an email:!


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